Miley Cyrus was noticeably missing from the glam guest list at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, co-hosted by Demi Lovato and Kevin McHale on Sunday, July 22, where the pink carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. was overflowing with PYTs and handsome heart-throbs from stage and screen. As such, the provocative entertainer missed out on her chance for her own stage time to claim her coveted surfboard for Choice Female Hottie, a win she shared with The Vampire Diaries hunk, Ian Somerhalder, who was in attendance.
But why did Cyrus skip the awards show that many stars deem their favorite, as the prizes are determined by their fan clubs. At the surface level was a simple problem of geography: Cyrus has been in Philadelphia with her fiancÃ©, Liam Hemsworth, as he films Paranoia; the TCAs were in Los Angeles. However, why not hop on a flight?
Hollywood Life thinks that the newly engaged Miley Cyrus is choosing love and Liam over her career, which isn't necessarily a negative thing. Other celebrity couples and, more importantly ex couples, could take a note from such an approach. But was there something else motivating her absence?
Cyrus has recently lamented the plague of the paparazzi, who have seemingly worked her last nerve. She even called them "soul suckers." Perhaps she needed a break from the bright lights and the shutterbugs that were certainly out in full force at the Teen Choice Awards.
Or still maybe she didn't think she had a chance to win the Hottie award, what with the likes of Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Kate Upton and Katy Perry on the list. That's a hot lineup!
The singer-actress didn't leave her fans and voters without some show of thanks, though, as Hollywood Life confirms. She took to Twitter to declare, "So sad I [wasn't] able to be at TCA tonight! My fans are amazing! Thank you beyond! TCA is my favorite cause it comes from y'all I love u."